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Jackie Robinson: Defining History and Autograph Collections

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Jackie Robinson: Defining History and Autograph Collections

Each of us is aware of Jackie Robinson's (1919-1972) impact on and off the diamond. Beyond integrating baseball in 1947-- no small accomplishment indeed--he fought for racial equality during the turbulent times of the 1960's. A little known story to many perhaps, is that while in military service in the mid-1940's he refused to move to the back of an Army bus, after being ordered to do so. That peaceful refusal resulted in his discharge, "honorably", from the Army.    - Honorable Military Discharge, 1944 (top left)- Negro League, Kansas City Monarchs 1945 (top right)- Rookie of the Year Pin,...

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Lou Gehrig - Rare Talent, Rare Signature

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Lou Gehrig - Rare Talent, Rare Signature

This week we celebrate what would have been Lou Gehrig's 114th birthday. Happy Birthday, Lou! While many are familiar with Gehrig's excellence and durability on the field, very few are familiar with the Iron Horse's autograph. We could go on and on about his iconic signature, but for now, here's a quick background on one of our favorites! It’s hard to believe that throughout his illustrious career, the great Lou Gehrig was overshadowed by one of his teammates, but the fact of the matter is it’s true. Before we go any further, we’d like to establish that this is a...

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Rare Coins, New Acquisitions - June 2017

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Rare Coins, New Acquisitions - June 2017

We have been buying coins nearly everyday since we first opened in 1959, and as the Nation's top paying dealer we get the opportunity to buy some of the best collections. Here's a preview with links of some highlights, including some 'investment grade' coins we recently added to our inventory (note: * = Investment Grade). Please contact us with any inquiries and be sure to comment below!KEY DATES: 1794 Half Cent VF Detail 1796 Half Dime ‘Likerty’ VF Detail 1799 Silver Dollar XF Detail 1802/0 Half Cent, VF Detail 1871 Proof Shield Nickel, PF 64 *1892 Morgan Dollar, PF61 –...

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Vintage Baseball, New Acquisitions - June 2017

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Vintage Baseball, New Acquisitions - June 2017

It hasn't been easy running a business in a temporary office, but customers keep calling and we keep buying!! So until our new store is ready you can view our newest acquisitions on our website. Please give us a call or email us with any inquiries. Leave a comment below, we love hearing from collectors!! No one pays more! Not any other dealer, not any auction house!  Click here to learn more. TEAM SIGNED BASEBALLS: 1916 Detroit Tigers with TY COBB! 1937 NY Yankees with LOU GEHRIG! 1930 Chicago Cubs with HACK WILSON! 1946 NY Giants with MEL OTT 1948...

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The Start Of A New Beginning

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The Start Of A New Beginning

 IT'S OFFICIAL, WE'RE MOVING!!   We're saddened to see our home of the last 35 years being demolished, but all good things must come to an end. It's bittersweet of course, since we are building a brand new, state-of-the-art retail shop in NYC's premier shopping district. The new address is 104 East 57th Street. Construction at our new store will be completed in mid-late July. Please give us a call or email to schedule a visit. (212) 869-5350  -  info@brigandicoin.comWe're Always Buying!________________________________________________________________ COMING JULY 2017 104 East 57th Street(Corner of Park Avenue)Located between BLT STEAK and CHASE BANK Are you...

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